Smith Wins Thriller at Daytona


Streak Still On For Smith

No. 7 Hellmann’s Chevrolet

Following an eighth-place finish at Darlington Raceway, Smith and the No. 7 team extended their top-10 streak to seven consecutive races. Smith remains the only Nationwide Series regular with such a record this season.

“I used to joke that I was a big fan of the Richmond track, it just wasn’t a fan of me. But it’s true that for whatever reason it has certainly been one of the more challenging tracks for me. It was a big step forward to run fifth there last spring with JRM. Then to follow up with a top-three last fall, that goes a long way in helping you build confidence at a tough track.”

“We’re anticipating much of the same this time around. We’ve been on the cusp of top-fives for the past couple weeks and now is the time to get back to championship form.”

HELLMANN’S RETURNS TO 7 TEAM
Hellmann’s is back on board the No. 7 car with driver Regan Smith this weekend. It marks the season debut for the Hellmann’s brand. Hellmann’s will return with the No. 5 team and driver Kasey Kahne at Daytona International Speedway this summer.

SMITH’S SHORT TRACK RECORD WITH JRM
Smith holds 11 starts at short tracks with JRM, earning three top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

SMITH TIED FOR COMPANY BEST AT RIR
Smith’s notched his best short track finish of third driving for JRM at Richmond last fall. The effort ties the organization’s best finish at the facility. Jamie McMurray also finished third there in 2010.

AT RICHMOND
In two starts at RIR for JRM, Smith has earned a pair of top-five efforts with an average finish of 4.0.

JRM CONTROLLING POINTS BATTLE
Team JRM is still the only team to lead the NNS championship points standings in 2014, doing so with Smith (Daytona through California) and now with Chase Elliott, who took over the top spot following his victory at Texas Motor Speedway. Smith sits 13 markers out of the lead in second place

SOCIAL MEDIA
Keep up with JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) on Twitter. You can also follow the JRM team (@JRMotorsports) or check in on the JR Motorsports Facebook page.

Smith at Richmond (NNS):

  Starts 8
  Wins 0
  Top 5's 2
  Top 10's 2
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 0
  Avg. Start 21.4
  Avg. Finish 21.4


Smith 2014 Season Stats (NNS):

  Starts 7
  Wins 1
  Top 5's 1
  Top 10's 7
  Poles 0
  Laps Led 35
  Avg. Start 9.4
  Avg. Finish 7.7


Smith Career Stats (NNS):

  Starts 143
  Wins 4
  Top 5's 13
  Top 10's 33
  Poles 1
  Laps Led 363
  Avg. Start 18.7
  Avg. Finish 21.0



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